COVID-19: What Questions are You Asking as a Grocery Store Facility Manager?

Work from home. Shelter in place. Reduce public activities. Practice social distancing. Be vigilant. These will forever be the 2020 buzzwords for the COVID-19 pandemic. How is your grocery store supposed to operate in the middle of a pandemic? As Facility Managers or someone responsible for store operations, you’re very likely under intense pressure to …

Phantom Electricity Load is Killing Your Grocery Store’s Profitability – Fight Back with the Checklist 360 Mobile App!

Equipment such as chicken warmer, the wrapper machine, Kitchen hoods, night blinds, and dozens of other pieces of equipment leach almost 15-20% of total grocery store energy costs. If left ON when not in use, it can cost you millions. Singh360’s mobile application helps reduce plug load and wasted electricity. 

As Facility and Energy Managers responsible for cost effective operations, you must pay close attention to these out-of-site, easy to ignore drain on your electricity consumption.

Commercial buildings are responsible for 41 percent of U.S. primary energy use. Since 1995, plug load energy consumption has increased about 235 percent. Plug loads are a major contributor to building energy consumption.

Singh360 Energy Innovates with Lunds & Byerlys to an Energy Usage Index of 32.

Lunds & Byerlys is an upscale supermarket chain serving the Minneapolis, Minnesota market. They have worked closely with Singh360 Energy to implement several sustainability and energy-related projects.

The strategic approach across their 27 grocery stores is two-fold; work quickly to retro-commission existing stores to improve operations and be innovative with new store design & implementation. Ongoing results with Singh360 are impressive.

Existing grocery stores are evaluated, solutions designed, and new innovations implemented. The upgrades dropped energy usage by 42% in these stores.

Powerful, Cloud-based Commissioning and Energy Audit Application Released from Singh360

Medina, MN (September 5, 2019): Singh360 announces the immediate release of a new software suite to its already comprehensive kWh360 cloud-based energy efficiency management software (www.kwh360.com).

This 3 in 1 tool now allows you to Commission and Retro-Commission a store in addition to Energy Auditing. Capture information in the cloud as you commission or retro-commission a grocery store/buildings and office staff can follow your progress clear across the US in real-time.

Designed for HVAC, Lighting, Refrigeration, Process Loads and Energy Management – It keeps all your data together, on a site by site basis, alongside your energy data.  Access all of your through any computer, tablet or smart phone from anywhere.

Track Your Energy Efficiency Projects in Energy Charts

kWh360 Energy Efficiency Management Software Suite, a product from Singh360 Inc., now allows users a unique way to track any activity or any project at any site. When generating an Energy Use Index graph over time, or any other graph, these activities are integrated in the graph so you can see why the energy spend may have gone up or down.

These innovations help organizations set priorities for efficiency projects based on sustainability goals, speed of payback, and the measured return on investment. Contact Singh360 to see if these innovations fit with your facility and energy management strategy going forward.

Singh360, working with ComEd in the Chicagoland Area, Produce Stellar Results

Medina, MN (February 28, 2019): Singh360 recently completed a Retro-Commissioning project for a large nation-wide grocer in the Chicagoland area.  As an approved provider of the ComEd RCx Building Tune-Up program, Singh360 was able to utilize ComEd’s utility incentives to keep the investment low.

Our two highly trained engineers along with a refrigeration contractor spent a week at the store, delivering great energy saving results. The 42,600 sq.ft. grocery store that benefited from this, is occupied daily from 6AM to 11PM, 7 days/week and has been open for several years.

Singh360 Energy software and services range from building-envelope assessments to complete design of mechanical and electrical systems (including HVAC, lighting and refrigeration systems) for new and existing buildings using mobile and cloud app from kWh360 Inc.

Tracking Energy Project Results with Utility Bill Data

How many times are you asked to produce results for the projects you invest in and spend countless hours trying to prove you were justified in your recommendation?

With new enhancements to the kWh360 Energy Tracking Suite, this is as simple as clicking a few buttons.

We provide 3 different ways to track your results, through simple graphs and charts.

Singh360 Provides ComEd Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Building Tune-Up Services

With a current retro-commissioning job in the Chicagoland area, our customer urged us to get in touch with ComEd and get registered in their Energy Efficiency program.  They wanted us to include any incentives they offered into our deliverable.

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers incentives to all types of business customers. The utility company supports those efforts by initially funding the energy study, so there is no up-front investment by the grocer or commercial building owner.

Singh360 Appoints a New Director of Business Development

Medina, MN (July 23, 2018):  Energy efficiency technology company, Singh360, announces the appointment of John Post as Director of Business Development, effective immediately.

Energy efficiency technology company, Singh360, announces the appointment of John Post as Director of Business Development, effective immediately.  Mr. Post has over 20 years’ experience working within the energy efficiency marketplace in the commercial, grocery and multi-site arena, holding various commercial and business development roles.  Most recently, he was with Resource Data Management selling micro-processor controlled systems to customers, dealers, contractors, and OEMs.

Sprouts Farmers Market Uses Software and Services from Singh360 to Manage Energy Efficiency of Stores

Medina, MN (September 18, 2017): Sprouts Farmers Markets, a grocery chain of more than 275 stores known for healthful and organic foods, cut its energy use in nine older stores by 15 percent in four months.

With the help of software and services from Singh360, a Minnesota-based energy management company, Sprouts exceeded their project goal by 100 percent.

Sprouts is committed to promoting healthy living and environmental sustainability, with all new stores are built to LEED Silver specifications and older stores upgraded continuously. The stores average about 28,000 to 30,000 square feet each.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, meat and seafood, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness.